Mandatory Commercial Recycling

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Assembly Bill 341

ASSEMBLY BILL 341

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Background

Effective July 1, 2012, State Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) mandates that businesses which generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week or multi-family properties with five or more units subscribe to recycling service.  These businesses must engage in one or any combination of the following:

  • Redeem recyclables at a certified recycling center
  • Separate recyclables on site and place them out for collection by a permitted hauler
  • Use a permitted hauler that separates recyclables from trash for diversion

Common Recyclable Materials

  • Beverage cartons
  • Cans: aluminum, steel, tin and bi-metal
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Mixed paper (including newspapers) and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and containers (numbered 1-7)
  • Scrap metal

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